Upper Cervical Chiropractic and Sciatica

Sciatica is a disorder which causes a set of symptoms including pain in the derrière or leg that becomes worse when sitting, standing or squatting. It can also cause a burning or tingling “pins and needles” sensation in the leg, weakness, numbness, difficulty of motion in the foot or leg.  The sciatic nerve runs from [...]

2017-09-19T00:18:59+00:00 December 1st, 2014|Back Pain, Chronic pain, Sciatica|Comments Off on Upper Cervical Chiropractic and Sciatica

The 5 C’s to a Healthier Spine

Does Your Back Hurt?  If you have back pain you know how debilitating it can be. Back pain is extremely common with 80% of people experiencing back pain at some point in their lives. In fact, back pain is now the single leading cause of disability worldwide. So if you have back pain, what can you do [...]

2017-09-19T00:19:00+00:00 November 5th, 2014|Back Pain, Chronic pain|Comments Off on The 5 C’s to a Healthier Spine

Is NUCCA Right for Me?

How do I know if I’m a candidate for NUCCA? NUCCA Adjustment   Many people hear about NUCCA Care and are wondering if they can be helped by this extraordinary type of care. The first step is a consultation where your history, especially any history of head or neck trauma will be discussed.  [...]

2017-09-19T00:19:03+00:00 August 11th, 2014|Back Pain, Chronic pain|Comments Off on Is NUCCA Right for Me?

What Are the Risks of Neck Surgery?

Risks of Neck Surgery   Neck surgery is usually considered if the patient has experienced an injury or has other serious health issues that can include narrow blood vessels, thyroid problems or severe osteoarthritis. Neck surgery is a concern when it comes to treating neck pain because there are many fragile structures in the neck [...]

2017-09-19T00:19:42+00:00 May 19th, 2014|Chronic pain|Comments Off on What Are the Risks of Neck Surgery?

Drug-Free Relief of Post-traumatic Headaches in Apple Valley, Minnesota

25% Still Have Headaches 4 Years Later   Post-traumatic Headaches (PTH) occur in 90% of patients following a Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (MTBI), also known as a concussion.     Over time the percentage of patients who suffer with these types of headaches decreases, however almost 25% have persistent headaches four years later.   Many [...]

2017-09-19T00:20:30+00:00 September 4th, 2013|Chronic pain, Concussion, Cranio-cervical syndrome, Depression, Disequilibrium, Dizziness, Headaches, Insomnia, Migraine headaches, Mild traumatic brain injury, Post concussion syndrome, Sleep problems, Tension headaches, Vertigo|Comments Off on Drug-Free Relief of Post-traumatic Headaches in Apple Valley, Minnesota

Face Pain or Palsy Options: Botox, Brain Surgery or NUCCA

Medical Options There are a collection of conditions known as Cranial Nerve Compressive Syndromes involving face pain or palsy such as Trigeminal Neuralgia, Bell's Palsy, Hemifacial spasm and others.  These conditions are among the most devastating of all health conditions both in pain and social impact.   The medical approaches to these conditions are extremely invasive, [...]

2017-09-19T00:20:34+00:00 July 10th, 2013|Bell's palsy, Chronic pain, Face Pain, Hemifacial spasm, Migraine headaches, Multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, Trigeminal neuralgia|Comments Off on Face Pain or Palsy Options: Botox, Brain Surgery or NUCCA

Depression, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Children

  Depression, Chronic fatigue syndrome and Children   According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness studies have shown that on any single day about 2 percent of school-aged children and about 8 percent of preteens and teens meet the criteria for major depression.  Looking in the long term, the numbers are higher—for instance, one in five [...]

2017-09-19T00:20:34+00:00 July 8th, 2013|Chronic fatigue, Chronic pain, Depression, Fibromyalgia|Comments Off on Depression, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Children

Chronic fatigue and sinus problems: What’s the connection?

A study suggests that sinus problems can be associated with unexplained fatigue and bodily pain. Chronic fatigue syndrome is difficult to both diagnose and treat. However, doctors at Georgetown University Medical Center have discovered an unexpected connection with sinus symptoms and chronic pain.   They questioned 297 patients and noted unexplained fatigue in 22 percent [...]

2017-09-19T00:21:13+00:00 June 14th, 2013|Chronic fatigue, Chronic pain, Sinus problems|Comments Off on Chronic fatigue and sinus problems: What’s the connection?